Don't know if this will be a go-to game for granddaughter
MAKNelson "gift buyer extraordinaire", Amazon
19 January 2013
Summary: My granddaughter loves a piano game I have on my iPhone. Thought she would really enjoy this game for her DS, especially with the simulated keyboard. However, the keyboard is only for DS versions NOT the 3 DS game system she owns. Both of us were disappointed that it didn't fit! The game works (cartridge does insert) but she didn't play it much. My hope is that she will use it more and more over time.
Summary: Although useful for an absolute beginner, the software is absurdly low-level. There are only ten lessons, and they stop pretty quickly after showing the notes in treble and bass clef. In the main gameplay mode, it doesn't even look much like sheet music - as if halfway through designing the program, the developers decided they wanted to compete with Guitar Hero rather than create actual music software.
Summary: I bought this at another store (local) for our niece and nephew to learn to play music with, as they love their game systems and love to listen to music. Unfortunately what is not obvious and may not even be in the fine print on the outside of the box is that you cannot connect the keyboard to the newer DS game systems.
Excerpt: "...difficulty and one is the easy setting the next is the expert setting. You have to start off with the easy setting as this will settle you down and let you understand the basics behind each setting. Every song on the game is done in easy or hard it is your choice on how you pick the difficulty for that song. You will then find that when you are playing the game if you get a good score you unlock a new song. You get to pick songs in various categories ...
Pros: It has quite a few songs for people to choose from
Cons: Game Play and the overall format of the game
Excerpt: No se trata del típico juego de tocar instrumentos virtualmente y ahí se queda todo, no. El juego incluye un pequeño teclado de ocho notas para practicar físicamente, tocando las teclas de verdad y dejándonos de tonterías como en otro juegos creados para ... me callo. El piano se conecta con la DS a través del SLOT que hay escondido en la parte inferior de la consola. Sí, ese plástico se saca y dento puedes ver un hueco. Sopresa! Ya sabemos que se usa para algo!
Summary: geniale idee, scheiss umsetzung. das mini piano ist zwar lustig aber der druckpunkt ist sehr schlecht und es ist einfach zu klein (wer hätte das gedacht?). die songs nachzuspielen macht auch keinen spass da sehr langweilig. ich hab eigentlich gehofft das das teil mit dem Korg DS-10 kompatibel ist (das wäre der hammer) aber leider ist das nicht der fall.